| Apr 5, 2012
| 5:55 PM
"Magic City" pours a potent cocktail of celebrities, beautiful (nude) women, mobsters, handsome (semi-nude) men, politicians and FBI agents into at swank Miami Beach hotel in the late 1950s.
Although you've tasted many of the ingredients before (in...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:35 AM
As a writer, I am usually hit-and-miss with characters that write on the big screen. The Words got so much wrong. A movie like Adaptation got so much right. Colin Farrell, who has really shown he can act the last five years, is again in writer/director...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:11 AM
A Miami hotel circa 1959 is the setting of this evocative drama made for the cable channel Starz, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen") as the owner who owes a lot - much more than he wishes he did - to a local mobster (Danny Huston).
He tries to keep...
| Oct 8, 2012
Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback.
“That narrative has been...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The last time we took any note of Roland Joffe, the director of “The Mission” and “The Killing Fields,” it was through his take on the ugly genre “torture porn” titled “Captivity” back in 2007. To be fair,...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 9:34 PM
The “soldiers trapped behind enemy lines” story has been a favorite since Xenophon followed Greeks home from deep in hostile Persia in “Anabasis,” in 400 B.C. That's the plot of “Centurion,” an old–fashioned quest...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 10:13 AM
It's back to "Gladiator" territory as this adventure from writer-director Neil Marshall ("The Descent") focuses on Roman warriors who must fend for themselves when their leader is captured by enemy troops.
They ultimately decide on what could turn out to...